In 2011, a promise was made to a brave, loving mother that her memory would live on. In 2013, that promise was fulfilled and used as a source of hope for victims of abuse


Our Mission

Our mission is to give hope to victims of domestic violence by raising awareness, educating the public, and providing funds as a means to escape their abusive situations.


We aim to prevent domestic abuse by reaching the most vulnerable age groups directly. We are in the process of establishing student organizations to spread our mission on college campuses, and we hope to engage students from local high schools in our goal of awareness. As we involve more community members in our mission, we hope to spread throughout Michigan and continue reaching more people and support more shelters.

jvs fund

The money raised for the Judy V. Spencer Fund is used to support victims of abuse in many ways. One major way of doing so is by providing one month of boarding for the animals of domestic violence victims.

Something was missing in our community: a safe haven for pets impacted by domestic violence. Michael has created a conversation in our community and offered hope for domestic violence victims.
— Jessica Gregory, BAWC Outreach and Prevention Specialist

What We've Achieved

  • The "Shining Star" award was presented by the Bay Area Women's Shelter for addressing this issue and creating options for victims of abuse that have pets
  • 5 years of successful 5K-9 event fundraising
  • Partnerships with Bay Area Women's Shelter, Humane Society of Bay County, SOS Animal Rescue, and Shelterhouse
  • $12,219 raised for JVS Fund to date